Mixed Martial Arts
To start learning any Martial Art in modern times is a completely different prospect to what it was in the past. In years gone by you may have been faced with a choice between a mysterious sounding kung-fu studio or the local Cobra-Kai imitator. Each with a line of twelve year olds wearing black belts and no way of knowing what you should study. Now, we have the internet. Now we know what works, and we know what doesn’t. From the chaos of the early UFC events, where martial artists from multiple disciplines first fought against each other in honest combat, a new form of fighting has evolved. Now we have MMA, Mixed Martial Arts.
MMA is concerned only with the techniques that work, those can be taught, refined, practiced and tested. Taking and combining techniques from Olympic disciplines such as Boxing, Wrestling or Judo along with other arts that have been live tested over generations of training, competition and sparring like Muay Thai, Kickboxing or BJJ – MMA is the ultimate combat sport.
We offer a variety of beginner, all levels and advanced sessions, so you can get involved with MMA here at the Immortal Combat Academy, no matter your experience level.
Considered by many to be the most complete form of striking, Muay Thai fighters use not only their hands, but elbows, knees and shins to attack the opponent. Famous for extreme levels of physical conditioning and an aggressive fighting style, an experienced Muay Thai fighter is a force to be reckoned with.
We offer both beginner and all levels classes, building skills and confidence through a variety of safe and progressive training practices – so if you are completely new you don’t need to worry about having to spar and taking a knee to the head your first week!
BJJ & Submission Grappling
To explore the history of BJJ is to explain the very evolution of fighting itself. By winning the first ever UFC events with ease, Royce Gracie exposed many of the traditional martial arts as simply ineffective. These events provided the ideal showcase for a new style of fighting that allowed it’s practitioners to dominate in dramatic style against almost every opponent they faced, the world had been introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Concerned with defeating an opponent not by punching or kicking him into unconsciousness, but using technical and efficient grappling techniques that force him to submit, since those early days of the UFC, BJJ has developed into its own thriving sport with a variety of different rulesets.
For those wondering, BJJ is what we call it when we wear the gi. If there is no gi, its submission grappling. We offer classes in both here at the Immortal Combat Academy, with a beginner class and an all levels class in both disciplines.
A striker wants the fight to take place on the feet. A submission artist wants fighter wants the fight to take place on the ground. Only the wrestler gets to choose where the fight takes place.
Wrestling is perhaps not only the oldest combat art, but the oldest sport. So long as humans have competed, they have wrestled and grappled against each other in some form.
Wrestling classes at the Immortal Combat Academy focus on techniques found in free style wrestling – singlets optional 😉
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